Public Meetings for the SEIS for the West Valley Site

Public scoping meetings for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the West Valley Site took place in March 2018. Public hearings will be held after publication of the Draft SEIS.

Public Scoping Meetings on the SEIS for the West Valley Site

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) held public meetings to obtain public scoping comments on the SEIS in three locations in New York in March 2018. DOE and NYSERDA will consider these comments in development of the Draft SEIS.

DOE and NYSERDA held three public scoping meetings on the SEIS for the West Valley Site on the following dates:

Date Location
Monday, March 19, 2018 West Valley Volunteer Hose Company, Inc., Firemen’s Memorial Hall and Training, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY 14171, in the Main Hall
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Erie Community College, City Campus, Post Office Building, 121 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, in the Minnie Gillette Auditorium
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Cattaraugus Council Chambers, 12837 Route 438, Irving, NY 14081

Registration began at 6 p.m. DOE and NYSERDA representatives were available for informal discussions before and after the presentations. Presentations began at 7 p.m. After the presentations, attendees had 10 minutes to ask clarifying questions on the presentations. Then, there was an opportunity for the public to provide comments on the scope of the SEIS to DOE and NYSERDA representatives.

Commenters were scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests to speak at the public meeting could be made in advance, and many individuals signed up at the door to speak. Each speaker was allowed five minutes to present comments unless more time was requested and available. Comments were recorded by a court reporter and will become part of the scoping meeting record. Written comments were also accepted at the meeting. Commenters were encouraged to provide written versions of their oral comments for the record. Materials from the meetings are available on the Documents page.